[Geodynamics] vEGU2021 - Plate Tectonics: Continents and Oceans GD5.1

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Dear Colleagues,

abstract submission deadline for the virtual vEGU2021 is approaching fast and we would like to draw your attention to our multidisciplinary session which aims at building a multidisciplinary and unified view on the dynamical evolution of lithospheric localization processes.

Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is 13. January 2020, 13:00 CET.

Session Title: “Lithospheric localization processes across scales: from fault dynamics to plate boundary formation and evolution” (GD5.1/TS3.4).

Session description: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU21/session/39792

This year’s keynote speaker is Lucan Mameri.

In the framework of Plate Tectonics, Earth’s lithosphere is described as a rigid shell deforming only within narrow boundaries, which play a central role in our Planet’s thermal and dynamic evolution. Understanding the modalities of strain localization (or lack thereof) in the lithosphere is therefore essential to describe the formation and evolution of plate boundaries, fault zones and other mechanical heterogeneities. This requires knowledge of localization processes over a range of spatial scales (from mineral to outcrop to tectonic plate) as well as temporal scales (from seconds to millions of years). As such, it involves complementary inputs from geological and seismic observations, laboratory experiments, and numerical and analog modeling.
We welcome multidisciplinary contributions that will collaboratively help build a unified view of the dynamical evolution of lithospheric localization processes. Example topics include but are certainly not limited to the study of variations in lithospheric properties deduced from mineralogical, petrological or geological data (in the brittle and ductile regimes), and of the implication of lithospheric heterogeneities on the dynamics of fault zones and the formation and evolution of plate margins in nature or in simulations.
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We look forward to meeting you online!


Lukas Fuchs
Maëlis Arnould
Jean-Arthur Olive

Lukas Fuchs